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the company's are shutting down and sabotaging the economy, you cannot expect a turnaround. that is what obama means by the rich helping out more. but these guys are sabotaging the economy. i am in perfect example of [inaudible] [unintelligible] guest: 84 taking my call. -- thank you for taking my call. i think governor romney has won all the debates. i have been out of work since the beginning of this year, trying desperately to get back. i am waiting for a brand new president. i believe and i know in my own heart that governor romney will help the middle class. we do not need obama for another four years. has ruined this country and like the second to last caller said, the american people need to wake up. and vote republican for governor romney. >> on our facebook page, an unscientific survey. the focus on foreign-policy. you can weigh in. cspan.com/facebook. bonnie determined to avoid it. what does that say about where each camp sees the race. an undecided voter of louisiana. host: -- >> they got away from the foreign-policy and they started talking about the domestic economy. i've tried to
host: the candidates are focusing on 9 swing states. president obama in iowa today. mr. romney was in nevada and colorado yesterday and will be and i what today. there are nine states considered battlegrounds. we kick off our coverage of them all. we will begin a florida later on on "washington journal." talking to people on both sides of the aisle. we will begin with those late the ciders. how did you make up your mind? or if you think you are going to make up your mind and the last 13 days, we want to assure you as well. if you are supporting governor 1.mney called calle202-585-388 if you are supporting obama call 202-585-3880 0. if you are supporting another candidate call 202-585-3882. go to twitter.com campaign 2012. how did you make up your mind and when? since the first presidential debate how and when did you make up your mind? late decider is only. or if you think you were going to make up your mind during the next 13 days. here is the wall street journal. candidates a bottle to lock up key states. mitt romney will spend much of the final two weeks of the campaign pres
paula. caller: i have a comment about foreign policy. we have had more terrorist attacks since obama has taken office. obama leaked information and that is why one of our navy seals is dead. since obama has been president, there are allies in the middle east that do not like us. obama would not meet with israel's prime minister or with the un right after the crisis in libya and the middle east. he was too busy campaigning. host: thank you for the call. donald is an undecided voter joining us from south carolina. caller: after tonight, i have made my decision. president obama is the man for the job. host: why do you say that? caller: he has done practically what he really set out to do. the economy, i understand. he did not create the problem with this economy. he really has the economy back on track. he said he was going to go into afghanistan because that is where the people were hiding out. he went in there and got osama bin laden. tonight, i made my decision because i was looking at governor romney when he was talking and he really did not know what he was really talking about. you co
@journal.org. you can make a comment on twitter. cnn --obama wins final debate. but does it matter? three debates down and two weeks of campaigning to go. obama puts mitt romney on the defensive. on foreign policy on monday night. analysts giving him the victory in the final poll. now the candidates at the road for the final sprint to election day. focusing on battleground states considered still up for grabs and therefore vital. obama kicks off his america forward toure on tuesday with events in florida and ohio. but live on c-span. there will be joined by joe biden. while mr. romney and his running mate are presented the paul ryan campaign in nevada and colorado. those, too, on c-span. cnn poll of people that watched the debate should 40% favored obama compared to 40% for mitt romney. results considered statistically even under the margin of error. that is from cnn this morning. here is the headline in roll call -- obama attacks mitt romney. obama struck an aggressive tone from the start. repeatedly ripping into the gop nominee as unreliable and reckless. first call comes on our support mitt ro
. on military spending, rocky. >> president obama warned the -- president eisenhower warned this country when he termed it the military industrial congressional complex. for very good reason. these folks vote for massive funding for completely wasteful projects, like the f-22 that the department of defense said we are never going to use it. it is out-moded. dollars on it? and because the contractor had other contractors or sub contractors in 44 different states, and they did it very strategically, these people, the republicans and democrats alike, voted for additional funding. that is treason against our country when our treasury -- treasure is being wasted, when we need that treas write to go to exporting and jobs, and the biggest problem facing our planet and that is climate change. we need to focus on where the real problems are, rather than those who are benefiting from this corrupt system have their stake. now, there are two fundamentals when it comes to our engagement, military engagement. i think our leaders completely are either esconsing or ignoring. have either forgotten or are ignorin
to continue to grow on coal. i think that barack obama is the best thing that happened to the republican party since jimmy carter. i just really feel, at the end of the day, people are going to wake up when they go to the polls, they're going to make the right decision. it will be mitt romney. thank you. host: moving on to elkhart, indiana. dale is on our line for independents. dale is optimistic about the economy. go ahead, dale. caller: hi. how are you? host: i'm doing fine. you say that you're optimistic about the economy. why is that? caller: well, our economy is so big, it's just going to keep going no matter what, even though we came close to falling off of a cliff, we still rebounded no matter the negative or positive attitudes that were out there. we continue to still grow. we need to have more percentage growth. but i just feel it's just going to keep going no matter what our politicians or our big business or anybody does. host: hey, dale, what kind of business are you in? what do you do for a living? caller: i'm a quality technician for aerospace components. host: and based on the t
in that state, 8.7% in september. the 2008 vote went to president obama with a net of 2.8% in that state. this talk about unemployment and the economy, brian crowley. how much of that is a factor in florida? guest: i don't think it was a coincidence that during the foreign policy debate, mitt romney kept bringing it back to the economy. most people turning in were not going to be paying that close attention to some of the foreign policy issues, and i don't think many \ voters go to the polls to vote based on what our decisions will be with china or cuba, for that matter. but they do vote with their pocketbooks. statewide unemployment in florida is 8.7%, but it is much higher in various pockets of florida. in some counties, as high as 12% unemployment. as we all know, that does not talk about the under-employed. the economy is still struggling in florida. we have signs of it getting better, but i heard a story that foreclosures in the state are the highest in the nation. there's a lot of economic pressure in the state. people are feeling the pain, and whoever sells the economic message be
, then president obama's campaign stop in iowa. >> in comments at cleveland state university, vice- presidential candidate paul ryan criticized federal anti- poverty programs and argue for a strategy encouraging private charity. this is a half-hour. >> hello, colorado. [cheers and applause] >> thank you so much. look at this. wow. [applause] thank you. thank you so much. [applause] so warm. wow. [applause] wow. [laughter] thank you very much for that warm welcome. i want to thank my friend whose family has been so good to me over the years. thank you, jimmy, for that great introduction. [applause] i also want to thank everyone here at cleveland state university for your hospitality. thank you very much. [applause] i especially want to thank president berkman for making this happen. we appreciate your hospitality. [applause] where's bob? over there. none of this would be possible and none of us would be here today without these extraordinary work of the center for neighborhood enterprise. we have been friends for many years. [applause] we are here in partnership on behalf of an idea. no matter wh
that the tactics that president obama is using talking about binders, bay nets, big bird, some of these, you know, gimmicky things are rubbing people the wrong way, in part, because they want to focus on jobs and the economy, which is this big kind of darker issue that the country is facing right now and it's worrying people a lot. and so the idea that he can talk about things like, you know, the binders comment, which is really just a play off a comment that mitt romney made during the presidential debate where he talked about his destroyer to hire a lot of women, that's kind -- it's not helping him, and i think that's reflected in the poll numbers, because you're seeing right now, romney is it tied or seems to have kind of a momentum, i guess, moving into the final week and that's what pollsters are saying. i think that democrats feel that this will help, particularly with women voters, because they make up the majority of the electorate, and if they can kind of put forward this argument that mitt romney wants to take away some things that are very important to them, then the
" by brooks and dunn] president obama at his second of two stops a day. he is up to nevada at a late appearance this evening. more coverage coming up here on c-span of debate. tonight is the 27 house districts in new york state. umkathy hochul defending her seat appeared also a seventh, the governor's debates. lot of life for you over on c- span2. book tv stops in austin, texas for the texas book festival. hear from former abc news head david westin honest 13 years in the news business. sunday from noon to 6, hw brands on grant. robert draper inside the house of representatives. >> next, a delaware senate andkevin carpert, car pe and keven wade. >> welcome. on behalf of this first media, welcome to the 2012 made possible by the financial support of aarp and the american cancer society. joining me for this session are the candidates for u.s. senate tomuding the democrat carper and keven wade. this is divided into two sections following an opening one minute session. we will pose questions to the candidates. responses are limited to one minute and 30 seconds each. it will have a dream
journal." president obama and governor romney square off today in florida for the last debate of 2012. what would you like the moderator to ask the candidates? we would like to hear from you this morning, what are your foreign policy questions? here are the numbers to call -- host: you can also find as online. look for us on twitter, journal@c-span.org -- twitter, twitter.com/c-spanwj. we have a special hash tag set up. we are also on facebook, look for c-span. you can also reach us by e- mail, journal@c-span.org. what would you like to see the candidates asked tonight in the last debate of campaign 2012? "final debate, particularly big." host: looking at the washington -- "the washington times," obama leads as romney loses ground, but gop voters are more enthusiastic. "if the presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote"? this poll shows obama at 49.7%, romney at 47.3%. the mitt romney first debate bounce has disappeared, though the survey shows that the mitt romney backers are far more energy -- energized about him. in "the washington post" they write -- "it all co
a key battleground state and the tampa bay times endorses president barack obama. next is a caller from oregon. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. i personally think you have to keep your eye out on them. are you there? host: yes. caller: you have to keep your eye on the media. the fourth estate. i really pay attention locally. i think that is really important. i think people need to really start at home. i tried to listen to everybody. i called on the republican line. i definitely listen to other people. i watch a lot of c-span, which educates me a lot. people need to not be so easily set -- easily lead it. host: thank you. on our twitter page -- another key florida newspaper endorses mitt romney. to reset is on the phone from jersey city, new jersey. -- theresa is o nthe phone. caller: i do not think it matters to they endorse. they are just like people. they slant one way or the other. they are either liberal newspapers or conservative newspapers. i really feel that people -- especially republicans -- they are easily influenced by whatever they said. when the mitt ro
on the stage. i hope we do not see a replay of our first debate president obama and romney, but i see that, with a foreign policy, that they are much more prepared than they would be. >> because of the moderator or because of the format, james? what do you not want to see a repeat of? >> in the format. the format is the same, but since they have been through it and since president obama will be prepared to night, unlike the first debate, it should be a good one. i am looking forward to seeing it. >> that me turn to perdue university about what to expect tonight -- purdue university, about what to expect tonight. >> what formula the you think we can get to around a theatrics that we can see? >> are you looking for tonight? >> i get frustrated when the one on one convicts are sensationalized. if the moderator takes more of an active role and make sure their presence is known, you see a lot more less of it. >> the candidate had prepared for this debate, all of the debates, they have their line set. not rehearse, but impromptu. we have moved from the multiple moderator's to the single moderato
. [applause] you know, four years ago candidate obama spoke to the times. he shrinks from it, from characters on sesame street and silly word games to misdirected personal attacks he knows are false. his campaign falls short of the magnitude of these times and the presidency of the last four years have fallen short of the promises of his campaign. four years ago america voted for a post partisan president but they've seen the most partisan of presidents and washington is in gridlock because of it. president obama promised to turn us together but he divided. he promised to cut the deficit in half, he doubled it. how about his budget? it failed to win a single vote either republican or democrat in either house of the congress. he said he would reform medicare and social security and save them from pending insolvency but he shrunk from proposing any solution at all. where are the jobs? where are the 9 million more jobs his stimulus would have created by now? they're in china, mexico, canada, in countries that have made themselves more attractive while obama's policies have made it less attractiv
obama has ignored or rejected. that is disappointing, especially considering how his policies have failed. he promised to listen. he promised us change. but all we have got is more of the same. more spending, more red tape, more debt and decline. a loss of hope. the united states senate, run by the president's party, has not passed a budget in more than 3.5 years. that is irresponsible. and reckless. now the president is demanding another tax increase on small businesses that would destroy more than 700,000 jobs and drive our economy of the fiscal cliff. here in missouri, we count on coal for 82% of our electricity. calldent obama's were on -- war on coal is threatening higher electricity prices for families and job creators. we cannot go on like this. this election is not about president obama, the person. it is about his failed presidency and failed leadership. our country is going in the wrong direction. and mitt romney is the only leader who can turn this economy around. did americans back to work, and build the better america our parents worked and sacrificed to make possible.
demirjian. ♪ host: good morning. here are your headlines. president barack obama and mitt romney are back in several crucial swing state today with just 12 days to go until election day. meanwhile, fallout continues from indiana republican senate candidates richard mourdock's controversial comments on rape and abortion debate yesterday, paul ryan offered his ideas for rewriting the social safety net and helping those who call into poverty. we want to hear from you about which issue is driving your vote leading into election day. did you make up your mind months or years ago? let us know by calling in on the republican line. on the democratic line -- on the independent line -- you can also catch up with us on all your social media sites on twitter, facebook, or e-mail us at. . a very good morning to you. i want to get right to some of those polls on the horserace leading up to election day. this from last night. two national polls show the president's race remains a dead heat. mitt romney gaining ground in one survey about losing steam in another. national numbers -- president obama seems
so much of a cipher. he has limited himself to saying, the criticizing the obama, and that criticism as not to the civic, that obama should be tougher. when he gets down to talking about what he would do differently, so far to differ does have been minimal. you can look at syria where romney has said he would be tougher. what would he do differently? maybe getting a few more high- powered arms to the rebels, but that is about a everything obama has done already, the challenge for romney will be to move beyond mere criticism -- tonight will be to move beyond mere criticism of the president and come up with a positive agenda and specific agenda of what he would do differently. the challenge for obama would be something different. obama came into office four dramatic terms about how his foreign policy was going to be different from his predecessor. he was going to change the overall tone. he was going to reset relationships with russia. what has happened instead is that he has become a moderate, pragmatic realist. he has managed things very responsibly, but not in a dramatic way. this i
of polls indicating this election is now a dead heat. president obama and governor romney will be seated for this 90-month exchange. the focus -- 90-minute exchange, the focus foreign policy. there are six 15-minute segments, the same format used for the first debate. bob schieffer will open with a question, the candidate will have two minutes to respond and then an exchange between the two nominees. here's a look at the topics for tonight's debate as selectioned by bob schieffer. beginning with america's role in the world, followed by what he is calling our longest war, afghanistan and pakistan. then the so-called red lines, israel and iran, a changing middle east, followed by the new face of terrorism and concluding the 90-minute debate with the rise of china and tomorrow's world. the next hour and a half we're going to preview what to expect from lynn university. as always, we want to hear from you. our phone lines are open. the question we're asking -- what would you ask if you were posing questions to president obama and governor romney? 202 is the area code, 737-00016789 our lines
if obama does win. some republicans say we should always have tax increases. others like tom cole say if obama wins -- it is going to be a problem for speaker boehner. remember, banner and the president seemed so close to having a grand bargain. a lot of those ideas will go back on the table. including raising the eligibility age. >> do in the talks but kicked back up between the speaker and the president? >> yes. whether there is a deal or not, it is going to be a harry reid, john boehner, president obama conversation. barring the outcome of the election. but it will have to cut some deals. because the rest of them will be so divided there will not be able to do anything. speaker boehner are is going to have to except the split. there is no way he can get them all to vote for a deal. >> mitch mcconnell could be in the middle. >> what is governor romney wins the presidency than a? >> i think if he wins, they do call the whole thing off. it is very hard to argue that he does not deserve the right to have his own budget. you will do that and the first few months of 2013. it is hard to i
for obama? in 2008, he won the state by 12.5%. guest: people are extremely frustrated because it has been so bad and so hard for so many of the residence. you are seeing that gap, which was 12 points several years ago come down to something within the margin of error. obama has been holding a steady lead. the closest romney got was within a tie. democrats have a voter registration advantage in this state. host: going back to to thousand a, i want to talk about -- to 2008 statistics, from bloomberg news says nevada has the largest swing state demographic shift since 2008. talk about how that is impacting this election. guest: 26% of the state is latino. this voting block has been shown to hear a lot about the economy, a lot about education. immigration does not rank as the highest this year of interest to these voters. it is an underlying across the board thing. are you saying the right thing on these topics. it is 2/3 versus 1/3 that the voters are split on this. this is what candidates are fighting about. obama made a promise to address it in his first year in office and did not do that. he
for a speech on the economy on his economic plan. according to the latest polling average, president obama holds a % lead in this state. this is about 35 minutes. ♪ >> hello everybody, how are you doing? you live in iowa and you live in a battleground state. let me say that again because i don't think i've said that in all the years i've been in politics. we're a battleground state this year and that makes it very important. and i'm glad i have the opportunity to welcome the next president of the united states. and i know it's cool and you feel the chill but also you feel the momentum of romney being the next president of the united states. [applause] now you folks all know people who voted four years ago for president obama. you know that he promised partisanship and to reduce the deficit by half, that he was going to give us accountable government, that he was going to reduce your health insurance by $2500. today we have would have 5 and 6% unemployment instead of 8 and 9%. that was all part of economic recovery, wasn't it? this president has not delivered on his promised of 2008 and t
at all. he has not made anything eastern half of the state. president obama has made quite a few appearances in the eastern part of the state, but not recently. that is also true of michelle obama and vice president biden. they tend to dampen more in the eastern part of the state. it is in the recent trial were the political strength has been. host: you mention the president has not been in north carolina recently. are people taking notice of that? guest: yes. except for the convention, the president has not really campaign in north carolina since april. we have not really seen the principles year at all. governor romney was here a few weeks back and made an appearance in ashville. that was mainly to have a visit which is very important signal to send to religious conservatives that it was ok for them to go for a mormon. aside from that, mitt romney has not been there. vice-president joe biden has been here several times. this has been a battleground state, but not in the top bobrun state. clearly we have not seen the major candidates here. we have seen a lot of campaigning. we h
of newspapers issuing their support for president obama and gov. romney. the toledo blade, it endorses the president. in iowa, pledging their support for mitt romney. the white house announcing the president has canceled a planned event in virginia tomorrow. the returning to monitor hurricane at sandy. the president will join president clinton and a monday afternoon campaign appearance. mitt romney has scrubbed his appearances today, instead spending the next two days in ohio. just over one week ago in the campaign. we will be talking about early voting on "the washington journal." we want to begin with the what this question. what if it is not decided on election day? what if there is a recount or multiple recounts? let's begin with some news of the morning. the front page of "the new york times. marty it is now counted by county. -- it is now county by county. there is also this from "the washington post." va. even as being scrubbed for a number of candidates. the scheduled destruction did not stop the two candidates from delivering attacks on each other yesterday. the president of u
. president obama and mitt romney are on target to raise $1 billion each with their respective parties by election day. more recent numbers show romney outraising the president in early october. if the washington post endorsed president obama today even with their eyes open to the disappointment of his time in office, it says. a clear politics survey shows mitt romney with a 0.9% edge. a new associated press poll shows at the same time mitt romney has erased president obama's support among women, the president has eliminated romney's support among men. our first 45 minutes this morning takes a look at gender issues when it comes to voting, specifically whether your gender affects the way you vote. if you want to tell us why, you can do so on one of three lines this morning, all starting with the 202 area code that. -- code. if you want to reach out to us on social media, you can send us a tweet or send us an e-mail. or contact us on facebook. here's the associated press poll. this is from out of washington. it says -- joining us to talk about the details particularly the gender aspects
satellite corp. 2012] >> president obama on day two on his swing through six battleground states. he is started today with a rally in florida. he heads to richmond virginia next. heel be in cleveland for another rally this evening but first a stop in chicago to cast his ballot. romney campaigning throughout ohio today then he's in worthing on the industries and later the northwestern part of the state. now live at 1:15 eastern we'll bring you president obama in richmond live here on c-span. >> would you support military action in iran? >> if need be, yes. as a last option, yes 6789 >> under what conditions? if sanctions don't work. if they are about to have the ability to develop a nuclear bomb, we use every option possible as would israel and that would be the last option we'd use. >> i think we stand with israel and do not let them develop a nuclear weapon. >> under what conditions would you recommend it? >> i don't know right now but we better exhaust everything else. and at the end of the day if that is what is needed, i'm still serving. i'll be the first volunteer but we're goin
not support president obama supports, a filed surviving abortion will still be killed. when we talk about planned parenthood, and don't let to throw this out, it is a $1 billion not-for-profit company that has been making a profit. i think that could go to a better place. one place i think it should go to is helping us with the comprehensive everglades restoration project, helping to make sure our waterways and water quality is clean. >> 30-second response. >> sure. planned parenthood treats all sorts of women, women in need that need these treatments. i will not take away the funding for these treatments. it is interesting how use of environmental issues, when you voted to allow oil drilling in the everglades. that could not be more out of touch. a big part of this district is the environment, and so much of our economy is based on our environment. there is a direct correlation, whether it is tour is a more realistic. >> presidential candidate michele bachmann came down here and floated that idea and i was all over her on a -- like a black eye on a pea. when you look at what has happened
. whereas, president obama has made quite a few appearances in the eastern part of the state, although not recently. that is also true of michelle obama and vice-president biden. they have a tendency to campaign in the eastern part of the state which is where their political strength has been. host: the president has not been in north carolina since the convention. are people taking notice of that? guest: yes. the president has not campaigned in north carolina since april. governor romney was here a few weeks back, made an appearance in asheville, but that was mainly to have a visit with polygram, a much publicized visit, a visit to convey the message that it was ok for religious conservatives to vote for a mormon. vice-president joe biden has been here several times. so, this has been a battleground state but not a top tier battleground state. clearly, we have not seen the major candidates here, but we have seen a lot of campaigning we have seen something like $80 million spent here in campaign ads. we have seen as much advertising here as most of the major battleground states. not as
is more excited? who will get their people out president obama at a storybook turnout and election team. i do not know if it is there, because they are driven by energy and passion, and we're not sure if it is still there. this is about the phone calls, the pickups -- we will pick you up at 8:00, bringing four of your friends. >> and make sure you bring an i.d. to the polls. we looked at this to the veil of how can we tell this story, and it is hard to tell the story in hiding. we gauge what they think is important by where they campaign, "the tonight show," a couple states in between. and mtv. we're trying to figure out how do we get to the store that does not want to get told. we were having a discussion, how do you get inside this voter turnout operation? how do you figure out how people are using technology to get to voters? whether we missing? that will be the thing where there will be some crazy thing that comes out of the blue, all those distractions will happen. donald trump will say something. what is happening to drive to turn out and drive the outcome, i agree it is the base, it
success. you know, they are talking about -- president obama is talking about a tax increase. there are two of things wrong with that. one is that i happen to know where the money goes. and secondly, raising taxes on people is not the answer in washington. i was there when we balance the budget in 1997. and we cut taxes. we did not raise taxes. to give them more money, they will spend it. it will hurt malkin -- small businesses and hurt our ability to create jobs. that is why so many small business people have been paralyzed. and then come the regulations. a small business person, man or woman, it needs to be treated like a delicate flower. you have got to water it, you have got to take care of it called a little loving care. you do not crotchet by somebody that does not understand small business -- you do not crotchet. it is hard to start. it is hard to keep it going. but small business is the engine of economic growth. it is where we get our jobs from. yet, we have all these people in washington who give us this top- down approach to how we will grow jobs. and it is really
ignored. the obama election in 2008 the high point of youth voting in america. this is an enormous opportunity. for the first time in a long time, young people are a voting bloc that should not and cannot be ignored. do not lose that important footnote. maintain your responsibility to vote, expressed in your voice be heard, but those who make decisions on your behalf. margaret mead once said never that that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. indeed, it is the only thing that ever happened. i asked you to be that crew. i ask you to stand up to be heard and your voice matters. your vote is vital. it helps ensure you're not just working for your country, but that your country is working for you. there are other forms of responsibility outside of voting better just important. last year i left the practice of law to start the elizabeth edwards foundation, in large part to preserve her memory, but i did it to continue work she had been doing her life in helping young people fulfill their potential to succeed. to give you an idea of what we do, we run a program tha
have been quick. and president obama has been clear. we want it to extend middle- class tax relief, months ago. republicans have taken the position that unless you extend a bonus tax break for wealthier individuals, then nobody gets a tax cut extension. and if republicans and here to that position, it is very likely they would then be taking us over the cliff. the keys to the car are now in their hands on this particular issue. >> you might be able to put off the spending cuts and then fight about the taxes? >> i am not sure yet. i think there's broad agreement that the across-the-board sequester cuts are bad for the country. democrats to not like the cut to the fence and non-defense. we are together on the fact that would be bad for the country, but for the economy. i hope we could proceed on that track. we would love to be able to address the tax issue. but again, you have 98% of the house republicans signed the grover norquist pledged that does not one additional penny of revenue from wealthy people for the purpose of reducing the deficit. we believe you ought to take a balanced
president obama. host: we are talking to the chair of the mecklenburg democratic party. today we're putting the spotlight on north carolina and joining us to talk about what's going on in north carolina from the republican perspective is the chairman of the mecklenburg republican party. welcome to the program guest: how are you. host: tell us about the status of things from a republican perspective in mecklenburg county now. guest: things are going well right now. we're up 50% over where we were in 2008. and just working to turn out the vote now through election day. host: in the c.q..com we've got an article talking about north carolina john mccain lost any state by a closer margin than he did in north carolina. how have things changed for republicans and for the republican candidate between 2008 and 2012? guest: i think there is a significant difference in our ground game between 2008 and 2012 f. you remember in 2008 the republicans were looking back to 2004 when we carried the state for bush by the largest margin in the country. at that point folks at the national level didn't realize w
swing states, those numbers have been the same way. in colorado our latest polling shows barack obama down by four points. these numbers are moving in similar fashion across most of the states, with one big exception, ohio. in a high of the numbers show that it is 48-48. there is great enthusiasm from republican voters across the country. the democrats appear to have a stronger ground game and we are seeing that especially in ohio. before we get into all of that, we have two guests and they've both say they have said things they regret they have informed me that is not accurate. governor rendell is someone who speaks his mind freely on nbc and obviously served as governor of the great state of pennsylvania. i want to start by asking them about their home states. can mitt romney win? >> i would say yes the pennsylvania is in play. and i would say that it is probably the best bellwether of what happened over the last three weeks. the their campaign is particularly active in a pennsylvania. they have not been running many television ads because most campaigns thought it was going to be i
-smart and have a tough job, but president obama is right here. one is to my right, one is to my left, and the president is sitting on the stool, and they are both looking at me, saying yes, i did, now i did not, and i felt like this feels so familiar. i instinctively said well, he kind of did, but, and then turned and said the larger point -- i wish i had then -- -- i wish i had been -- that was shorthand. >> a lot of people ask me about if i thought it was appropriate, and aside from you be my friend, i defended you anyway because it is not that you interjected, but that you had it right when you interjected. that is the key. >> it would of been bad otherwise. [laughter] >> than we had a conspiracy theories that i had a transcript with me. i knew that was willing to come up? as you know, as reporters, things stick in your brain. you don't know where they come from. >> they only do if you have done the work. >> i wish i had been a tiny bit more articulate in the second that i was saying to romney you are right, but, and when i said the first thing, people started to applaud, which st
, obama will head to the florida institute of technology. in about half an hour, we will take you live to lynchburg for the event with vice-president joe biden and his wife. until then, a look at the battleground state of north carolina from this morning's "washington journal. tell us what makes north carolina battleground state. guest: traditionally, it has been a red state. it is moving more and more into a competitive state, and there are several reasons why. one of the things our organization does is ask every year the voters where they stand in terms of conservative level. only florida and virginia, in terms of southern states, are to the left, so it is pretty divided. it also has political progressives, so it has been pretty much a modern state traditionally. there has been a tremendous influx of people from around the country. particularly in the big metropolitan areas, and none has been changing the politics over the years. in addition, it has a significant african-american population. 22% is african american, which is the largest african-american population in about ground. al
>> this is something i think needs to be said. how can they continue to blame president obama for not keeping all of his promises from the republicans all agreed when he first became president to stop him every step of the way? when they agreed to not let him succeed, because he's a black man. they did not want to see a black president. >> gideon moore, go ahead, sir. >> i strongly disagree with that assertion. when he came into power, he had a tremendous majority in congress. filibuster-proof majority in the senate. and he chose not to work with republicans. at that time olympia snowe, susan collins, moderate republicans who worked traditionally with democrats of the past, he focused on getting the health care law passed through without considering the republican option. i think that poisoned the well for moving forward. i would strongly disagree in term of the fact he had plenty of chances, especially the first two years to deliver on the promises he made, he didn't. even during that period he wasn't working and chose not to work with republicans. >> next up is phil in hende
. after that, firstly michelle obama campaigns in las vegas. then a look at the battleground state of wisconsin. >> this weekend, "book tv" in austin, texas. saturday from 11 a.m.. if a trading mr. cote's drug cartel. the texas book festival, live this weekend on c-span 2. but people still talking about the presidential debate, c-span want students to send a message to the president and a short video. what is the most important issue the president should consider in 2013? for your chance to win the grand prize of $5,000, c-span student cam is open to students. dentcam.org.e act stu >> the mitt romney in iowa and is closing arguments and his economic plan. president a bomb all the 2% lead in the state. -- obama holds a 2% lead in the state. ♪ >> hello, everybody. how are you doing? you live in iowa. you live in a battleground state. let me say that again. i do not think i have said that before. we are a battleground state this year. this makes it a very important. i am glad to have an opportunity for you to welcome the next president of the united states. i know it is chilly. you
is what we're talking about. president obama -- if you join congress which be supportive of this trend continuing? >> the most important thing is to secure the borders, and do whatever we need to do so that people are not crossing the border illegally, and drugs are not crossing illegally. i think we need to make sure that jobs are going to americans and we need immigration reform. we need to make sure that there is a pathway to citizenship for the 13 million people who are here, in the shatters -- shadows. and the people who are here -- they have a chance to live the american dream because many of them have offered their lives for their country. congressman king talked about the terms of electricity and use the language of this reprehensible and embarrassing to the people of iowa, that says we can use cattle prods on animals so why not of electricity on people. >> that is a false statement and i will not respond to it. >> there are several communities within your district, that have a large influx of non-in list -- english speaking people, there are several communities like that. do y
with kid rock and trace adkins. vice president biden will join president obama. and then mitt romney and paul ryan. the house is coming into session. this will probably be over in two minutes tops. then stay tuned for president obama at 10:10 a.m. eastern time. thank you all for joining us for this post-debate reaction on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] rah: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. october 23, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable stephen c. latourette to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. sarah: the prayer today will be offered by our guest chaplain, the reverend biffle. the chaplain: you have promised you will always draw near to those who call upon your name. we call upon you this day to send upon this great nation your protection and guidance. fill the hearts of those who have been elec
more questions coming. on military spending, rocky. >> president obama warned the -- -- president eisenhower warned this country he termed it the military industrial congressional complex. for very good reason. these folks vote for massive funding for completely wasteful projects, like the f-22 that the department of defense said we are never going to use it. it is out-moded. why would we spend billions of dollars on it? and because the contractor had other contractors or sub contractors in 44 different states, and they did it very strategically, these people, the republicans and democrats alike, voted for additional funding. that is treason against our country when our treasury -- treasure is being wasted, when we need that treas write to go -- that treasure to go to exporting and jobs, and the biggest problem facing our planet and that is climate change. we need to focus on where the real problems are, rather than those who are benefiting from this corrupt system have their stake. now, there are two fundamentals when it comes to our engagement, military engagement. i think our l
to vote for? these are telling me that the tactics that president obama is using, talking about diners, bayonets and big birds, they're rubbing people the wrong way. in part because they want to focus on jobs in the economy, which is this big, darker issue that the country is facing right now. it's worrying people a lot. and so, the idea that he can talk about things like the binders comment, which is really just a play off a comment that mitt romney made during the presidential debate, where he talks about his desire to hire a lot of women. and it's not helping him. i think that's reflected in the poll numbers because you're seeing right now romney is tied, or seems to have a kind of momentum moving into the time week. that's just what pollsters are saying. i think democrats feel that this will help particularly with women voters, because they make up the majority, and if they can kind of put forward this argument that mitt romney wants to take away somethings that are very important to them, then they can get the edge amongst that party leck rate. which in a very close election can b
hopefully we will look good among early votes. remember, final comment, obama -- host: we are running out of time. thank you for talking to our viewers. and that does it for today's "washington journal." thank you for watching our battleground series continue. tomorrow we look at nevada. all of the swing states. we will take a deep dive looking at all of them. we will see you tomorrow. . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> looking at some of our live events today across the seas about network, and about half an hour, leon panetta will take part in a joint briefing with his south korean counterpart. you can see that starting at 10:03 eastern here on c-span. at 10:50, we will show you a forum on legal issues from the u.s. chamber of commerce. the speakers include several attorneys general and rudy giuliani and that is on c-span 2. at 2:20 eastern, paul ryan will be in cleveland speaking to ohio voters. we will have a live for you. a little bit later, president obama is out west today in denver an
, it is -- he is probably somebody interests you. i am on the other side. you support president obama, if you believe fighting for the middle class is the right thing, if you get 17 different cassettes for small businesses and payroll tax cuts for the middle class, if you believe in medicare, if you support laws for green jobs to hold insurance companies accountable by giving you refunds, if it keeps student loans down, then i am your candid it. boater's really do have a choice in november. i have a different path. a stronger middle-class, focusing on creating jobs, equality for women always. fighting for people in this district first, not wall street or big oil. i hope i have earned your vote on november 6. i ask you for the opportunity to serve again. thank you. [applause] >> two minutes. >> there is a web site. it is a tea party purity test. all three of us failed. however, i passed a couple things. i am a strong fiscal conservative. this company -- country differentiates me from these guys. i will not vote to raise the debt ceiling. the t in tea party is an acronym. we are taxed enough al
of the spectrum. kind of in that gray area for president obama and for governor walker, we had a fierce debate over the recall of gov. walker. the economy and jobs were central to that debate. a lot of conflicting statistics. somewhat sluggish jobs growth. nothing that would disqualify a president or assure his reelection. how does the state breakdown? you have to look at our political history. wisconsin is a swing state and that is why we are talking about it. . a little misleading, though, because it is often extremely close and often very close to where the country is as a whole. it was even closer in 2000 that was in 2004. you had this big blowout victory for barack obama in 2008. democrats have tended to dominate the u.s. senate elections, but we had a big republican tidal wave in 2010. if they win the senate seat this november, it will be the first time since the 1950's we have had two republican senators. it is a state that swings back and forth between the two parties. host: what areas of the state trend republican? is there a place where the two meet? guest: you have basic areas and s
that president obama and my husband are making quality investments to move us forward on education. i'm also involved in this election as a woman who cares about the direction of our country. i have seen barack and joe said that for our rights and freedoms every single day. -- stand up for our rights and freedoms every single day. the very first law put an obama signed with the lily ledbetter. the president and vice- president know how important it is for women to make our own decisions about our own bodies, our own health care. [applause] so many women of my generation have fought hard for roe versus wade, access to contraception and for equal rights. we don't want out daughters and granddaughters to have to go back and fight the same battles that we fought decades ago. [applause] we cannot forget about the importance of the supreme court in the direction this country could take. finally, i care about this country. about this election as a military mom. our son beau is a in the delaware national army guard and he served in a rack for a year. -- iraq for a year. i had the honor of meeting ma
want to play you a clip from president obama yesterday and some of the comments he made. >> there is no more serious issue in the presidential campaign then who can you trust? trust matters. who is going to look out for you? and here is the thing. nevada, you know me by now. you know i say what i mean, and i mean what i say. we have not finished everything we set out to do in 2008 but you know every single day i set foot in that office i am thinking about you. host: do you think that argument is going over well with voters out there? guest: i don't really think it is. we have the highest place of unemployment in the country and the highest foreclosure rate in the country. president obama has not been good for nevada. all these statistics show that we are worse off now than we were four years ago. it is time to put somebody else in there. that is why you see the polls narrowing the closer we get to the election. host: we are taking your calls in this segment. this is former state party chairman dan burdish. give us a call. we still have that line set up for nevada residen
debate on foreign policy between president obama and mitt romney today at 12:10 eastern here on c-span. >> this is the downsizing of the charts. you are watching it live. one of 10,000 homes they are trying to get done in the next four years. these are houses that are never coming back. >> one-family every 20 minutes moving out. >> moving out of detroit. >> these houses are disappearing from the landscape. >> just recently, 164 firefighters were laid off as part of the downsizing, effort for mayor bing to get fire -- to get finances under control. detroit must have the highest cases of arson in the country. they were rehired. the money came from the department of homeland security. i cannot want to overstate. that is something you want to think about. the department of homeland security needed to step in to keep detroit as safe as it could be. it could be a lot safer. i have wondered making this film, the auto industry bailout. we have seen the bank bailouts. are we heading into an era of bailout the city. is there such thing of killing out the city? >> tonight at 8:00 p.m. on "q
obama and mitt romney gave a keynote address last week at the 67th alfred smith memorial foundation dinner in new york city. it is a fund-raiser for each candidate to joke about themselves and the 2012 campaign this is president obama plus the second time attending. he appeared with senator john mccain of could 2008. this has been a fixture at the campaign dating back to the 1960's. this is about 40 minutes. veblen' >> i would like to say that dr. kissinger. . he told me it is his favorite dinner. we have many distinguished guests tonight. the governor is working and some material for his 2006 dinner speech. he gets closer and closer to the putnam every year. chuck schumer is here. there's recently a story about a him actively playing matchmaker among the staff. 12 marriages resulted. it is safe to say that he has stopped trying to work across the aisle. he's pushing them down the aisle. congratulations. congratulations for getting coverage from the only section in the new are times that does not already covered you comment the wedding section. -- cover you, at the wedding section.
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